Beat up chicken or sign of Respiratory disease?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by SilkieCanada, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my chickens got beatup this morning. Had a bloody face, swollen and missing some feathers. I also notice her eye is bubbling. I already have another bird in quarantine for respiratory infection. Is it normal to get bubbly eyes and watery eyes from a fight?
     
  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Running over with Blessings Premium Member

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    Quote:If it's eye got wounded I'd say yes, but if you have one in isolation for respiatory issues, then I'd say treat this one also. Sorry this happened, clean the bird up real good with either saline or providine iodine and warm water. then evaluate it's condition. Making sure to wash her or his eye out real good so you can see if the fight caused this or something other. All the best.
     
  3. SilkieCanada

    SilkieCanada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If it's eye got wounded I'd say yes, but if you have one in isolation for respiatory issues, then I'd say treat this one also. Sorry this happened, clean the bird up real good with either saline or providine iodine and warm water. then evaluate it's condition. Making sure to wash her or his eye out real good so you can see if the fight caused this or something other. All the best.

    Cleaned her up a bit. Didnt see watering at the moment. Dam chickens. She doesnt back down from a fight and she was fighting with a new mom that has 9 baby chicks.
     

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